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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
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SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-ZERKANI

1. This is an action request.

2. Pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act, post
requests the Department's assistance in screening the following
candidates of the Iraqi Security Forces who have been nominated for
training in the United States. Post has no derogatory information.

3. The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Jaleel Jabbar Abdulhasan AL-ZERKANI
POSITION: MG, Iraqi Army
DOB: March 7, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Senior Foreign Military Sales Symposium
TRAINING LOCATION: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio & Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: August 23 to 31, 2008

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